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Furniture Pulls Designed by Lisa Jarvis

Furniture Pulls Designed by Lisa Jarvis

When we last spoke with entrepreneur and self-described autodidact Lisa Jarvis, she had a nifty furniture business, specializing in Art Deco and midcentury modern. Now she’s evolved into something new and different: She designs furniture pulls. And bold ones, at that. “I had that furniture business and I love those two periods but I couldn’t […]

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In Havana, a Necropolis for 2.3 Million

In Havana, a Necropolis for 2.3 Million

There may be 2.2 million citizens living in Havana, but there are 2.3 million buried in the city’s Necropolis of Colon cemetery. Guess which group is better taken care of? That’s right: The tombstones, vaults and graves dating back to the late 19th century are almost immaculately looked after, while many in Havana work extra […]

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A Private Tour of Hemingway’s Finca

A Private Tour of Hemingway’s Finca

There it was, larger than life. “When I saw I was clear I got on one knee, saw the bull through the aperture, marveling at how big he looked and then, remembering not to have it matter, that it was the same as any other shot, I saw the bead centered exactly where it should […]

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Five Unforgettable Days in Old Havana

Five Unforgettable Days in Old Havana

A few months before we left for Havana last week, an associate from the Hemingway Society posted a memorable and poignant comment on the group’s list-serv: “As you stroll into the lobby of the Ambos Mundos, you are struck by the spareness of the space…There is a piano just inside the doorway and in the […]

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Dutch Designs from Global Lighting

Dutch Designs from Global Lighting

Global Lighting recently introduced Ay Illuminate, a handcrafted collection of lighting designed by Ay Lin Heinen and Nelson Sepulveda. Ay Illuminate is located in The Netherlands and works with artisans in developing countries to explore natural materials and adapt traditional techniques to contemporary lighting design. Last week, A+A interviewed At Lin via email: What is […]

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Lisa Jarvis: Art Deco and Midcentury

Lisa Jarvis: Art Deco and Midcentury

Lisa Jarvis is a California native who lives in New York and designs furniture with hints of Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern. “I was born and raised in Los Angeles in a Hollywood family, but all I wanted to do was live in New York in the 1930s, like Claudette Colbert in a white apartment,” she says. […]

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Aesop’s Fables in Words and Drawings

Aesop’s Fables in Words and Drawings

Ah, the fables of Aesop. They’re thousands of years old. They were passed down in the oral tradition for centuries. And they still bear meaning today. Aesop – that is, if there really was an Aesop – is said to have lived from about 620 to 560 B.C., a slave on the Greek island of […]

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An Eichler Updated for the 21st Century

An Eichler Updated for the 21st Century

Like the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, a new, multi-generational house in San Mateo has been built on top of the site of an Eichler home destroyed by fire. John Klopf, who by his own estimation has renovated at least 100 Eichlers, was its architect. “The owners bought it after it burned down,” he […]

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In Chicago, It’s ‘Working in America’

In Chicago, It’s ‘Working in America’

It’s been 40 years since Studs Terkel published “Working,” his book packed full of 150 people talking about what they do all day and why they do it. Jane Saks – whose father was Terkel’s friend – has not forgotten that book. In fact, she’s celebrating it by updating it for the 21st century. To […]

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Measures of Wealth in Jackson Hole

Measures of Wealth in Jackson Hole

Hundreds, if not thousands, of 1921 Morgan Silver Dollars – the only ones ever minted in Denver, Colo. – are embedded into the bar at the Wort Hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyo. No one’s quite sure why, and that includes Matt White, director of sales at the classic, 1941 hotel, a throwback to the rough-and-tumble […]

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